Hi 😊 Sorry if this is in the wrong section, and sorry for the long post!
I'm just wanting to ask on average what it costs to hire a bookkeeper? Also what sort of admin help is there for a sole trader?
Here's a rundown; at the moment I am a stay at home mum and do all the admin/bookkeeping work for my df's business. He is a tradie and works for himself with one other contractor. I hate the bookkeeping part, it takes me ages, I don't really know what I'm doing so probably making mistakes and it is something I never imagined myself doing. Because of that I procrastinate and put off what I need to do until last minute then stress to get it all done on time.
I am thinking of starting my own small business, I have a qualification that I got before I had kids and was planning to start my business after ds1 was born but it was put on hold as I got pregnant with ds2. Then as df's business grew and he became busier, I took on more to help and put my business on hold further. Now I'm thinking I'm losing myself and am just a mum and assistant so want to make a change. I would only be working a few hours, 2 times per week so want to work out what a bookkeeper would cost for mine and df's business' to see if what I earn would cover it. I'm happy to break even if it means I'm doing what I love and eventually can earn more over time once the kids are in full time school and I can grow my business.
Sort for the long post, any advice you can give would be great!